Portugal runs riot in second half to go 4-0 up against NKorea after 75 minutes in World CupBy AP
Monday, June 21, 2010
Portugal dominates to lead NKorea 4-0 after 75
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Tiago finished off smooth team moves early in the second half to give Portugal a 4-0 lead over North Korea after 75 minutes in the teams’ World Cup group match.
Raul Meireles had already latched onto a deep pass from Tiago and scored with a low shot from about 12 meters yards to give Portugal the lead in the 29th minute.
In the second half, the North Korea defense was all over the place. Simao took a pass from Meireles to double the score in the 53rd, before Almeida put the game beyond doubt with a header in the 56th. Tiago then scored from a left-wing cross by Cristiano Ronaldo four minutes later. Ronaldo created three chances on his own but had yet to score.
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